Everyone feels differently about packing a suitcase. Some find it easy and enjoy the process as it gets them into holiday mode before their travels, while others may find packing difficult and stressful. Regardless of how you feel about it, having a packing strategy can go a long way, and ensure you have packed everything that you need to.
To help make packing easier for you, here are some top tips for your next travels.
#1 Start with a plan
Before you pack your suitcase, you need to make a plan. This will take a little time, but it will be worth it as it will make the process smooth, and ensure you don’t forget anything. Think about where you are going, what the climate will be, and how long you are going for. Use this information to create a checklist for you to use on the day you pack.
You only have a limited amount of space, so you want to choose your best clothing items so you can look stylish, and be comfortable. Make sure you consider your favorite and essential items and how much space they are going to take up, whether that’s a black graphic hoodie or a silk scarf. Once you have packed your essential clothes, you can then see what space you have left for other items that will come in handy on your travels, for example, a few extra t-shirts.
Make sure you think about what items you can carry in your hand luggage. This will help reduce the weight and space in your luggage, as well as ensure your essential items are easy to reach at all times. Just make sure you check what you are allowed to have on your carry on luggage.
#2 Do a practice run
A good activity to do before your trip is to trial your packing. Speak to your flight operator and find out how much it costs for your luggage. You can then test the size and weight of your luggage with your scales at home, to ensure you meet the requirements. This task will give you ample time to make any changes to your packing plan, and deal with it before you travel. The last thing you want to do is get to the airport and find out that you have overpacked! Without doing a trial run, you may also find that you have under packed, and there is a lot more weight that you can use to pack additional items.
#3 Get creative
Packing doesn’t have to be boring and mundane. To make the process more interesting, organize yourself better and provide yourself with more packing weight and space, you can get creative. There are many tips on YouTube that are helpful for efficient packing. There are also many items on the market you can invest in, such as travel cubes and airtight bags. These help you sort your items into categories and keep your suitcase tidy at all times, especially when it comes to unpacking and finding items that you want to wear.
Follow these tips to make packing easier for you.